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Jump to new posts Re: Recital 35 --- General Discussion Room by JimF @ Today at 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Starr Keysbut then I of course would have also had to sing it, which would have surely made it much worse. Nah, I've heard your lovely voice, so I'm not buying it. However, If you want to hear really bad, just ask me to sing i
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Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: wrhttp://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2295453/The_Brains_of_Pianists.html Surprisingly, it quickly degenerated, not into a discussion over genes! but whether it is possible to
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Fingering in Bach pieces by wr @ Today at 05:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Roland The BeagleIf you choose to play Bach without the pedal, different fingerings and techniques will be required for maintaining legato. Speaking of legato - one of the most useful things I have learned by playing Bach witho
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: phantomFiveOriginally Posted By: bennevisOriginally Posted By: Atrys Smoke weed. Propranolol is safer, and there's no danger of me developing a psychiatric disorder from cannabis use (or ending up in prison....). Apart from whi
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Jump to new posts Re: Schubert 4-hands by beet31425 @ Today at 05:35 PM

The Rondo in A major, D.951, is at the same level of incredible late-Schubert beauty as the Fantasie, while being both shorter and easier. Check it out. -J
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Jump to new posts Re: Schubert 4-hands by bennevis @ Today at 05:33 PM

Marche militaire No.1 (D733, Op.51) is very attractive, and everyone knows (or think they know) the tune. Or play all three marches.
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Jazz"y" improvisation/cover issues by Michael Martinez @ Today at 05:32 PM

HARMONY wise: It's about reharmonizing the chord progression. You're the first step there by extending the chords, but that's only part of it. You need to know when to alter tones and when not to. Also you will need to rehamonize some of the chord pa
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Jump to new posts Re: Looking for new Grand Piano; SoCal Area by Norbert @ Today at 05:32 PM

Tried the 5'6 grand? It's an equal beauty - and cheaper... Norbert
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Originally Posted By: bennevisOriginally Posted By: Atrys Smoke weed. Propranolol is safer, and there's no danger of me developing a psychiatric disorder from cannabis use (or ending up in prison....). Apart from which, cannabis might be sooooo calm
Adult Beginners Forum
Quote: I feel that I am not just profoundly unexceptional, but flat-out disappointing. You have been fighting to be treated as normal (probably all of your life) and now you have won there is no shame in being normal. Give yourself permission to be
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: First In-House Tuning by Rickster @ Today at 05:28 PM

I'd say an hour and half to two hours on average. I heard a piano tuner bragging once how they could tune a piano in 45 minutes; however, I'm a little skeptical of how good that 45 minute tuning sounded (unless the piano just needed a few unisons cle
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Originally Posted By: Atrys Smoke weed. Propranolol is safer, and there's no danger of me developing a psychiatric disorder from cannabis use (or ending up in prison....). Apart from which, cannabis might be sooooo calming that I'd play the Mephisto
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: FLAT-STRUNG PIANOS by Michael Sayers @ Today at 05:24 PM

@A443 Maybe with youtube there is an issue on the download end? Or maybe everyone doesn't upload 192 kbps audio? You are right about that vs. CD audio.
Pianist Corner - Non Classical
Jump to new posts Re: Jazz Keyboard Harmony by Phil DeGreg by Michael Martinez @ Today at 05:17 PM

If you're up for video lessons, you can't do any better than Paul Abrahams site: www.learnjazzpianoonline.com For books, the best for where you're at are the following: The Jazz Harmony Book. by David Berkman The Harmonic Foundation of Jazz. by Jim
Adult Beginners Forum
You love your lessons!!! The absolute "shame" would be to stop them. Listen to Morodiene. She understands the teacher perspective. I did take lessons all summer. But my chronic fatigue has been horrid. So, I don't have a lot to show
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mass Production Keytop Replacement? by Gene Nelson @ Today at 05:08 PM

Just hang on and we will get a 28,000 page regulation that makes things clear. The way I see it is that when you tell the authorities that your piano has ivory key tops you will be incriminating yourself - something we should be protected from. If yo
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recital 35 --- General Discussion Room by Starr Keys @ Today at 05:04 PM

Originally Posted By: 8 OctavesDon't feel bad Starr Keys. With the extra time, you'll just sound that much better when Recital 36 comes around. Thanks, 8 Octaves, I really appreciate it. But, ham that I am, I probably won't be able to wait that
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: First In-House Tuning by DancerJ @ Today at 05:03 PM

How long does it take to tune a piano? I made the first tuning appointment. Now I am trying to figure out if I should plan to go back to work after tuning.
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: bennevis Don't worry, I do know something about medicine . And I don't have any medical condition, not even of any sort. I monitor my body very well - especially when I'm pushing myself to the limits. (I've run six marathons a
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Jump to new posts Re: My new piano is killing my wrists! by Serge Marinkovic @ Today at 05:02 PM

Poor bench ergonomics can lead to body ache's for a multitude of reasons. Best to have someone take a picture of you play or sitting at the instrument to see what is potentially exaggerated from your norm.
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: noobpianist90Originally Posted By: bennevisI breath fine, thanks. If that were the case, you wouldn't get anxious or tense that easily Proper breathing allows one to control the heart rate much better than unregulated breathin
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Jump to new posts Schubert 4-hands by frida11 @ Today at 04:59 PM

I'm playing the 4-hands Schubert f minor fantasie in a recital and we're looking for another Schubert 4-hands to pair. I'm not very familiar with them; anyone have a particular recommendation? We're looking for something shorter and less difficult
Piano Forum
I posted this on Adult Beginners.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Recital 35 --- General Discussion Room by 8 Octaves @ Today at 04:46 PM

Don't feel bad Starr Keys. With the extra time, you'll just sound that much better when Recital 36 comes around.
Pianist Corner
Noobpianist90 - your assertion that performance anxiety stems from improper breathing is glib and dismissive of the complex psychological and physiological symptoms that people who suffer from it experience. To the OP: Beta blockers help dramatica
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